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The pinfish, Lagodon rhomboides, is one of several species of porgies inhabiting Florida waters. The body of L. rhomboides is oval and compressed, silvery olive to bluish-silver on the sides with yellow stripes (Carpenter 2002). A blackish spot is centered on the origin of the lateral line, and a series of 4 diffuse black bars extend from the head to the base of the caudal fin (Robins et al. 1986). The anal fin is yellow with a light blue border, and the pectoral and caudal fins are yellow. Usual fin ray counts are as follows: dorsal fin = 12 spines and 12 soft rays; anal fin = 11 soft rays (Carpenter 2002).

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Source: Indian River Lagoon Species Inventory

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